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Bosch Dishwasher Major Issues

Bosch Dishwasher Clogged or Dirty Filters

Clogged or dirty filters in your Bosch dishwasher can lead to suboptimal performance and even cause issues such as poor cleaning and draining. Here are steps to address this problem:

  1. Turn Off the Dishwasher: Before you start working on the filters, make sure the dishwasher is powered off and unplugged. Safety should always be a priority.
  2. Access the Filters: Bosch dishwashers typically have two types of filters: the microfilter and the coarse filter. You’ll need to access both of them for cleaning.
  3. Remove the Bottom Rack: Pull out the bottom rack to access the filters, as they are usually located at the bottom of the dishwasher.
  4. Remove the Coarse Filter: The coarse filter is the first line of defense against larger food particles. Twist and unlock it to remove it from its housing. Rinse the coarse filter under running water to remove any debris. Use a soft brush or a toothbrush to gently scrub away stubborn particles.
  5. Remove the Microfilter: The microfilter is the finer mesh filter responsible for catching smaller food particles. Lift it out of its housing and rinse it under running water. Ensure that it’s free from any residue that could clog it.
  6. Clean the Filter Housing: While the filters are out, take a moment to clean the filter housing. Use a sponge or cloth to wipe away any grime or buildup in the housing area.
  7. Check the Spray Arm: With the filters removed, you can also inspect the spray arm for any clogs or obstructions. Clear any debris you find.
  8. Reassemble and Test: Once the filters and spray arm are clean, reassemble them in the reverse order you removed them. Ensure that they are securely locked in place.
  9. Run a Test Cycle: After reassembling the filters, run a short test cycle with the dishwasher empty to confirm that it’s functioning properly and that water is draining effectively.

Regularly cleaning the filters in your Bosch dishwasher, ideally after every few uses, will help maintain its performance and prevent clogs. If you continue to experience issues with clogged or dirty filters or if you notice persistent problems with your dishwasher’s performance, it’s advisable to contact a professional appliance technician for a more thorough inspection and potential repairs.

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